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Bobcats PG Kemba Walker expected to play against Raptors after negative MRI on left shoulder

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker is pressured by New York Knicks' Raymond Felton, left, and Andrea Bargnani (77), of Italy, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker is pressured by New York Knicks' Raymond Felton, left, and Andrea Bargnani (77), of Italy, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker, right, puts up a shot over New York Knicks' Metta World Peace during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Bobcats defeated the Knicks 102-97. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker, right, puts up a shot over New York Knicks' Metta World Peace during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Bobcats defeated the Knicks 102-97. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford says an MRI on Kemba Walker's shoulder was negative and he expects the third-year point guard to play Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors.

Walker injured his shoulder Tuesday night against the New York Knicks when he ran into Metta World Peace during Charlotte's victory.

Walker had X-rays at the arena and returned in the second half.

Clifford says center Al Jefferson will miss his fourth game for the Bobcats because of an ankle injury but could return Friday night when the Bobcats host the Knicks.